But I am like an olive tree
flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever.
But I am like an olive tree
The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
He who stands firm to the end will be saved.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
I lift up my eyes to the hills –
where does my help come from?
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,
and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
“Honor your father and mother”, which is the first commandment with a promise, “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.
However, as it is written:
“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him”
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
I will be a Father to you,
and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.